A WOMAN has decided to run a marathon for a mountain rescue team after one of its volunteers sustained life-altering injuries during a mission.

Kate Whittenbury, from Windermere, was inspired to raise money for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team after team member Chris Lewis fell 150 metres from Red Screes earlier this month, after aiding the rescue of two campers who had broken Covid-19 regulations.

The 26-year-old will be running the Windermere Marathon in May and has so far raised over £1,000.

"I thought the Lake District is going to be mashed with tourists when the summer comes because everyone is desperate to go on holiday but don't want to go abroad," said Ms Whittenbury.

"Everyone is going to be up in the hills and mountain rescue will be stretched, I felt it was a really worthy cause."

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kate-whittenbury? to donate.